bin·​au·​ral | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈnȯr-əl How to pronounce binaural (audio) , (ˌ)bi- \

Definition of binaural

1 : of, relating to, or involving two or both ears

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Other Words from binaural

binaurally \ (ˌ)bī-​ˈnȯr-​ə-​lē How to pronounce binaural (audio) , (ˌ)bi-​ \ adverb

Examples of binaural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That makes sense; there's a whole cult-like following around podcasts and videos that use binaural microphones to produce surround sound and a tingly feeling in the ears, known as the autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR. Sarah Wells, Popular Mechanics, 10 May 2021 There was this microphone — a binaural headset — that records sound in a 360 way, kind of how a human would experience it. Samuel Hyland, Rolling Stone, 29 Apr. 2021 Listening to binaural beats has been found to have real benefits for increased focus, attention, cognition and memory. Serena Poon, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Blindness features no actors and instead has theatergoers wear binaural headphone technology, creating the sensation that a narrator is whispering in your ear or just over your shoulder. Keaton Bell, Vogue, 5 Apr. 2021 Go to another room and do something relaxing, perhaps some light stretching or listening to meditation music or binaural beats. Naz Beheshti, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Another emerging area of interest in sleep sounds is the use of binaural beats, which involves playing a slightly different sound frequency into each ear through headphones to create the perception of a single new tone, Buenaver said. Allyson Chiu, Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2021 Ahead, Phan talks skin rituals, her love of soothing binaural beats, and a comforting take on chicken noodle soup. Ying Chu, Marie Claire, 11 Feb. 2021 If the idea of meditating seems stressful, though, try listening to binaural beats, Mariel Buquè, PhD, a therapist and professor at Columbia University, previously suggested to Refinery29. Molly Longman,, 11 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of binaural

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for binaural

International Scientific Vocabulary

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The first known use of binaural was in 1856

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17 May 2021

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“Binaural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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bin·​au·​ral | \ (ˈ)bī-ˈnȯr-əl How to pronounce binaural (audio) , (ˈ)bin-ˈȯr- How to pronounce binaural (audio) \

Medical Definition of binaural

: of, relating to, or involving two or both ears

Other Words from binaural

binaurally \ -​ə-​lē How to pronounce binaural (audio) \ adverb


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